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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Agyemang Badu eyes injury free season

Ghana and Udinese midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has profoundly stated his desire to have an injury free season when next season commences as he eyes a return to his best form.

The former Asante Kotoko player was hit with a two-month injury lay-off last season during his loan to Turkish side Busaspor. He managed to make 19 appearances for the Turkish based club, scoring and assisting once.

In an exclusive interview with Ghanaweb TV on Sports Check, Agyemang Badu confirmed that he’s had a successful return.

“I was out in January till March and after I went back to Turkey because by then I went for treatment at Udinese and I returned to Busaspor to finish the league, now I’m very good.”

The 29-year-old made a cameo after his absence for Busaspor in their 4-1 away win at Karabukspor in the Turkish Super Lig.

Declaring his expectations and plans for next season, the U-20 World Cup winner said, “I need to stay away from injuries because that is every footballer's dream, be healthy, focused and do my job. This is what I love best, so I’m just hoping for an injury free season this year.”



Debut Season in Turkey

Having played in the Italian Serie A for six years, the 2009 African Youth Championship winner said he couldn’t overlook the opportunity that smiled at him to play in Turkey; hence the decision to swap Italy for Turkey.

“I have been in Italy for 6 good years playing for only Udinese so when the opportunity came I couldn’t think twice because I needed new challenges. I went there with full hope and we started the league very well, unfortunately, in the latter part of the league I got injured which affected me and the team for two months but thank God that I am back now.

Describing his debut season at Busaspor, Badu said, “It was fine, the change of weather, food, language and the tactics of the game has helped because in Italy the game is very tactical, it’s open play and when you have the pace you get space to go and its one of my talents in the game.